An invitation to abandon oneself, to sink. To disobey the senses numbed by the horror pleni, by visual bulimia and imaginary pollution.
So Jonah disobeyed God and was swallowed by a large fish, a primordial sea monster (in Hebrew dag gadòl), only to be vomited up.
The image exists through us and survives as a wreck upon the exhaustion of our corporeality, in a dispersed and inaccessible place under the surface of the sea, at great depths, where the Cinema is already dead.
An invitation to indulge and sink. To disobey the senses, numbed by the horror pleni, the visual bulimia and eccentric visionary pollution.
Jonah disobeyed God in this way and was swallowed by a big fish, a primordial marine monster (dag gadòl in Hebrew), to be later regurgitated.
The image exists through us and survives as a wreck as our physicality is exhausted, in an unknown and inaccessible place underneath the surface of the sea, at great depths, where the cinema is already dead.
DIRECTOR'S NOTES AND PRODUCTION CONTEXT
It is a complex and layered work, made several times and with different media, film and digital, which tries to investigate the nature of light through the pinhole technique.
Together with Psicopompo and Iconostasi, Dagadòl completes a personal trilogy on the esoteric power of the image.
DIRECTOR'S NOTES AND CONTEXT OF PRODUCTION
It is a complex and stratified work which was realized on several occasions with different forms of media, film and digital, and attempted to explore the nature of light through a pinhole camera.
Together with 'Psicopompo' and 'Iconostasi', 'Dagadòl' completes a personal trilogy about the esoteric power of the image